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Oil & Gas

As the closest mainland port for the oil and gas activity West of Shetland and many installations in the Northern North Sea, Scrabster Harbour offers numerous advantages such as shorter steaming times, fast turnaround and ultimately impressive cost savings.

Following significant reinvestment into the port, our skilled team, competitive charges and modern infrastructure compliment the benefits of the port’s strategic proximity to oil and gas operations. With offshore installations saving in excess of 20 hours on a round trip to the main North East oil ports by using Scrabster.

It has been recognised by offshore companies and major subsea and service contractors the huge benefits to be gained from utilising our port, with access available at any state of tide, without delays.

We have strong relationships with local suppliers and as a result have stevedoring and plant hire, with modern cranage up to 350 tonnes. Lay down areas and warehousing are also available within the harbour boundaries.

Scrabster Harbour’s engineering support and its strategic position, being close to BP’s assets West of Shetland (WoS), make it an attractive option for BP LWI work. The experience we have had there has been positive to date, and is a proven option which we would continue to consider in the future The dedicated and proactive staff gave excellent support throughout.

BP Lead Intervention Engineer 2014 LWI Campaign

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Furthermore, water and fuel supplies are at hand and quayside space is available. A full range of engineering services is available locally.

Steaming Distance (Nautical Miles)

Foinaven / Schiehallion Clair Mariner Hutton
SCRABSTER 104 135 155 200
PETERHEAD 208 201 154 202
ABERDEEN 234 228 177 225

Using Scrabster means faster deliveries, higher vessel utilisation, reduced downtime and significantly lower costs.

Facilities and Services at the 24/7 port include:

  • Over 545 metres of deepwater berthing
  • Heavy lift capability
  • Local crane operations and haulage services
  • Engineering
  • Bunkers (ex-pipe, ship to ship and by road tanker)
  • Fresh water
  • Laydown areas and open storage
  • Skilled local supply chain
  • Free Wi-Fi (designated areas)
  • Mainland transport connections (air, rail and road)